Monday, November 12, 2012 - 8:00pm
Stratton Bull, artistic manager
The Renaissance of Polyphony
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 | 8 PM
CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL
free; no tickets required
The Dutch-based vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis - literally “Cappella des Prés” - champions the music of Josquin des Prés and the polyphonists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The group combines historically informed performance practice with inventive programs and original interpretations based on scholarly research and artistic insight. As in Josquin’s time, the members of Cappella Pratensis perform from a central music stand, singing from the original mensural notation scored in a large choirbook. This approach, together with attention to the linguistic origin of the compositions and the modal system on which it is based, offers a unique perspective on the repertoire.